Wednesday, May 09, 2012

OpenOffice 3.4 Released

OpenOffice 3.4 has been announced and this is their first release after the project has been handed to Apache Project last year. Since then, a major undergone has been made into this project, including a license change to Apache License 2.0.

Some highlights on this new major release are:
  • Faster startup
  • ODF 1.2 Encryption Support
  • Improvements on UI for Draw and Impress
  • Improvements on charts
  • Line Cap property 
  • SVG support
  • Support for MultiImage
  • New regular expression engine
  • New color picker dialog
For complete and detailed changes, please have a look on the Release Notes

As usual, OpenOffice 3.4 is available to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X on their download page.

I really wished someday, both LibreOffice and OpenOffice can reunite so that there won't be any confusion to users because both came from the same source. By merging these two products, i believe the users can benefit more rather than having two split projects.